Cougar News

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2018 Camp Invention Program

Parents, is your child interested in fun, hands-on activities that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship, and curiosity? If so, consider registering your child for our Decatur County 2018 Camp Invention program for students entering grades kindergarten through sixth! Our program will be Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 15. Register your child today for a discount! Scholarships are also available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please take a moment to see our Decatur County 2018 Camp Invention program flyer. You may also find additional information by visiting the Camp Invention website

Teachers and Support Staff of the Year

We are so lucky to have amazing teachers and support staff at all our schools. Congratulations to our teachers of the year and support staff of the year. Thank you for all you do for our students!


Teacher of the Year: Lela Jayne
Support Staff of the Year: Joyce Fogle


Teacher of the Year: Pam Sweasy

Support Staff of the Year: Cathy Pittman


Teacher of the Year: Dottie Hellmich
Support Staff of the Year: Marvin Mills


Teachers of the Year: Brian Ingmire, Betsy Litmer, and Angie Parmer

Support Staff of the Year: Sandy Albrand, Wendy Bohman, and Connie Krieger

Decatur County United Fund Supports Young Inventors

The Decatur County United Fund recently awarded a $5000 grant to the Decatur County Community School Corporation for the 2018 Camp Invention Program. Please see the press release. Camp Invention is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the future of innovation and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

The program is open to any child entering grades K-6, regardless of school district, and will be at North Decatur Elementary School from June 11 through June 15 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day.

You can find registration and additional information, as well as other camp experiences offered in nearby communities, on the Camp Invention website, or by calling (800) 968.4332. Please note that you must call to enroll your child to receive a scholarship (children will not receive scholarships if enrolled online.)

Decatur County Community Schools. Staff holds check for 5,000 from United Funds made out to Decatur County Schools.